What are the keys to the Buccaneers beating the Cowboys, according to Bucs fans?
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It’s a fun time to be a Buccaneers fan.
Five weeks ago the season was going down the tubes. The Bucs had been beaten up by the Falcons, and we were all starting to look ahead to next year.
But that was then. It’s very different now. Five straight wins including two against NFL powerhouses, and the NFC South is the Bucs for the taking. 8-5 is the mark, already topping last year’s record under Lovie Smith.
Now, we play in primetime. The bright lights of Sunday Night Football will be shining upon Jameis Winston and company. The Cowboys are the next opponent, them and their 11-2 record. Needless to say it’s not going to be easy.
Bucs fans are so passionate, we decided to ask you guys what you thought. How do the Bucs beat the Cowboys?
We got some great responses from all of you. Here are some of them:
A running game will be huge. A big game out of Doug Martin is essential.
Pressure is a great point. There is no better way to get a young quarterback rattled than to get in his face. Pressure up the middle would be great, but any pressure would do. Look for some “Double A Gap Blitzes”, or blitzes to either side of the offensive guard.
Must stop Ezekiel Elliot.
I wanted to package those together because they make a great point about the red zone. We talked this week about the need for improvement in the red zone. According to Team Rankings, the Bucs rank 20th in red zone touchdown percentage. Field goals in the red zone will not be good enough on Sunday night.
That’s a very reasonable prediction.
Agree, agree, and agree.
That was another very reasonable score prediction.
We just had to include that one.
From our friends at Pewter Cast.
Great points here as well.
Our final tweet comes from the most confident of our fans:
It’s going to be fun, Bucs fans. Enjoy it.